FULL Text: Rural Teachers Call For The Release Of Pro-democracy Activists

ARTUZ condemns the barbaric arrest of CSO leaders.

Zimbabwe’s State security continues to dent any hope of improving the image of our great nation. The continued, senseless arrest of Civic Society leaders is an embarrassing indictment of our democracy.

Amalgamated Rural Teachers’ Union of Zimbabwe, ARTUZ calls for the immediate release of George Makoni CCDZ, Gamuchirai Mukura COTRAD, Frank Mphalo TIZ and Cde Tatenda Mombeyarara of the Citizens’ manifesto.

The four were arrested at Robert Mugabe International airport after landing back from an international Human rights workshop.

This persecution makes it difficult for citizens to collectively call for the removal of sanctions. If our state cannot guarantee the security of its own citizens then we have to seek international support to force state actors to respect human rights.

The state should focus on fixing the economy and curbing corruption rather than victimising innocent citizens.


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The Amalgamated Rural Teachers Union of Zimbabwe (ARTUZ), formerly Rural Teachers Union of Zimbabwe, is a teachers' trade union focused on the needs of teachers employed in the rural areas in Zimbabwe. It was founded in 2009 and launched officially in Harare on the 12th... Read More About ARTUZ


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One Comment on “FULL Text: Rural Teachers Call For The Release Of Pro-democracy Activists

  1. Rural teachers is a very responsible and decisive constituency to reckon with when it comes to governance and not to be taken for granted, heed their clarion call for in it lies the national destiny in this competitive global village

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